August 13th, 2006

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If you have completed your claim, go here

Your claim can be very specific, like one person or coffee, or more general like a TV show.
You can claim everything. People, art, movies, flowers, corncobs etc. Free your imagination!
When it comes to tv-shows you can also choose to claim for example an episode instead of characters. You are also welcome to claim themes of a tv show such as death or happiness or groups of people like soldiers or women of a fandom.

You can not claim the same subject/song-combo as someone else (or twice yourself) during the same month. However if someone has claimed a tv show in general you can claim a character or episode from that same show. Same goes for movies, bands etc. Or if someone has claimed a subject for one song, you can claim it for another.

You can claim multiple episodes from a tv show, but they need to be tightly tied together, like "Avalon part 1" and "Avalon part 2". If you claim a character from a series of movies, e.g. Star Wars, you are allowed to use pictures from all movies. Then you just put the series title as sub-category.

If you claim more than one person, every person has to be in every icon. Of course this does not apply if you claim for example a tv show or a movie in general.
If you claim an actor/actress the pictures you use shall all be off-character. For example promo pictures, red carpet pictures etc. Not movie promos, movie caps etc.

You are very welcome to use stock images as well as fanart (but ask the artist for permission before using their fanart).

When you've finished a claim you can claim something else the same month. You will then be able to choose from two more songs (of course you can make another set with the main song of the month too).
You are however allowed to claim multiple things at the same time. You would still only have a week though, to make 20 (or even more) icons.
If you claim multiple things at the same time in your first claim of a month, they all have to be the main song. It's not until you have posted a set for the main song that we will accept a claim for one of the extra songs.

You have one week to finish.
These are the rules when it comes to being overdue:
If your week is running up or we notice you're overdue we will kindly ask you what's goin on and if you want an extension (things can happen in your life or with your computer, we know that). You will then get a week extension. If you're not finished when that week is up we will withdraw your claim.
Of course there are some exceptions. If you ask for another extension yourself (we won't ask you a second time) and have a good reason we may very well grant it. In very special circumstances you can get a longer extension from the beginning, like if you're turning your computer in for repair and don't know if you'll get it back in a week.

Use the following form to submit your claim (by commenting in this post)

Song: The song of the month. If you are on your second or third subject of the month it's important that you state which alternative you chose.
Category: Is it a person, a tv show, a video game? If it is an individual such as a model or actor the category will be "famous people". Musicians of any sort will go under "Music".
Sub-category: The name of said tv show or video game. If you've chosen a person you should enter his/her proffession here (actor, model etc). For musicians if they are in a band please include the band name and if not just put solo or the instrument they play if they are not a singer.
Subject: The name of above said person or the name of the character(s) you want to use from your chosen tv show, video game etc. If you choose an episode of a tv show, please include episode number and name of the episode. If you want to make it a little easier you can just put "general" as your subject allowing you to use various characters from a movie/tv show.
Journal that needs posting access: This is only needed if this is your first claim. If you've already completed a claim you will have posting access til you leave te community.

Song: Alone by Judas Priest
Category: TV
Sub-category: Farscape
Subject: Aeryn Sun

Songs [lyrics]
Worried About You by The Rolling Stones
No Sleep Tonight by The Faders (alternative for second/third/etc claim)
A Thousand Kisses Deep by Leonard Cohen (alternative for second/third/etc claim)

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subject | song | icon maker | date completed | link to icon post

Claims spanning over more than one sub-category (like spin-offs with the same character in both etc) will be posted in both sub-categories.
Reality shows with famous people as claimed subject will end up in TV


Joseph Michael Linsner | Due le Quartz - Higouhou Drug (Illegal Drug) | morlayne | 2006-10-08 | post


Animorphs (K.A. Applegate)
general | Nine Inch Nails - Closer | odette_river | 2007-02-05 | post

His Dark Materials (Philip Pullman)
general | Mika - Happy Ending | odette_river | 2007-10-04 | post

Star Wars (various)
Tenel Ka Chume Ta' Djo | Lennon - No One Knows | odette_river | 2007-02-08 | post

The Dark Tower (Stephen King)
general | Bruce Springsteen - Badlands | lachatdelarue | 2008-01-28 | post

Young Wizards (Diane Duane)
Dairine Callahan | Evanescence - Bring me to life | odette_river | 2006-12-20 | post
Dairine Callahan | Josh Groban - Never Let Go | odette_river | 2007-12-15 | post


Rogue | David Bowie - Heroes | burned_phoenix | 2007-03-08 | post

Famous People

Micheal Weatherly | Saybia - It's OK Love | nicole9514 | 2007-02-01 | post

Amber Benson | Muse - Time is Running Out | morlayne | 2006-09-14 | post

Historical figures
Alexandra Feodorovna | Audiovent - The Energy | mmegiry | 2007-01-19 | post

Gianne Albertoni | Saybia - It's OK Love | ravenlullaby | 2007-02-02 | post
Sasha Pivovarova | Ivri Lider - Your Soul | aquarelle_dream | 2009-07-03 | post

Sport Personalities
Jayne Torvill & Christopher Dean | George Michael - Freedom | sweetveritas | 2007-01-21 | post


Carmen | Lennon - No One Knows | odette_river | 2007-02-22 | post
Swan Lake | Audiovent - The Energy | odette_river | 2007-01-19 | post

general | Cher - Song for the Lonely | odette_river | 2007-08-04 | post
general | REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling | odette_river | 2007-10-24 | post
Women | Evanescence - Bring me to life | tatertotpixie | 2006-12-14 | post

The Mivtsa
Brigantia Jameson | Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes | odette_river | 2007-01-20 | post
Brygid Sutherland & Geoffry Sutherland | David Bowie - Heroes | odette_river | 2007-03-06 | post
Christopher Jameson & Nira Mindel | Evanescence - Bring me to life | odette_river | 2006-12-05 | post


A Nightmare on Elmstreet
Freddy Krueger | George Michael - Freedom | wiccanslyr | 2007-01-08 | post
Freddy Krueger | Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes | wiccanslyr | 2007-01-15 | post

Angel of Music
general | Delgados - I Fought the Angels | odette_river | 2008-02-16 | post

Blade Trinity
Hannibal King | Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You | lady_match | 2008-02-08 | post

General | Evanescence - Bring me to life | lachatdelarue | 2006-12-09 | post

Brokeback Mountain
general | Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You | ravenlullaby | 2008-02-09 | post

Eight Days to Live
Teresa Spring | Saybia - It's OK Love | sweetveritas | 2007-02-22 | post

Harry Potter series
Ron Weasley & Hermione Granger | Three Days Grace - Pain | katcal062301 | 2008-03-15 | post

Linda Delacroix | Placebo - Spite and Malice | sweetveritas | 2007-07-06 | post

In Good Company
Ann Foreman | The Corrs - Dreams | kcohen | 2007-07-21 | post

Latter Days
general | Nickleback - Far Away | ravenlullaby | 2007-08-22 | post

Léon: The Proffesional
general | Delgados - I Fought the Angels | subplotter | 2008-02-25 | post

Match Point
General | Robbie Williams - Angels | lachatdelarue | 2006-12-12 | post

Sara Moore | Cher - Song for the Lonely | sweetveritas | 2007-08-06 | post

Minority Report
Lara Clarke | Nickleback - Far Away | sweetveritas | 2007-08-16 | post

One Eight Seven
Ellen Henry | Lennon - No One Knows | sweetveritas | 2007-02-14 | post

Prince Caspian
general | Tom Waits - It's Over | odette_river | 2007-12-06 | post

Reefer Madness: The Movie Musical
general | George Michael - Freedom | lachatdelarue | 2007-01-22 | post

She's the Man
general | Bruce Springsteen - Point Blank | burned_phoenix | 2007-11-08 | post

Silent Hill
General | Placebo - Sleeping with Ghosts | savifa | 2006-08-27 | post

Sin City
general | Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes | nicole9514 | 2007-01-17 | post

general | Muse - Starlight | pnr | 2007-09-14 | post

Star Wars series
Obi-Wan Kenobi | Muse - Starlight | ravenlullaby | 2007-09-09 | post
Qui-Gon Jinn | Mika - Happy Ending | ravenlullaby | 2007-09-09 | post

Star Wars VI: Return of the Jedi
general | Cher - Song for the Lonely | pnr | 2007-08-22 | post

Sweet Home Alabama
general | Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You | odette_river | 2008-02-10 | post

Terminator trilogy
Sarah Connor | Queen - Too Much Love Will Kill You | jadeleopard | 2008-02-17 | post

The Bourne Trilogy
Pamela Landy | Tom Waits - Walk Away | sweetveritas | 2007-07-22 | post

The Golden Compass
general | George Michael - Freedom | odette_river | 2007-01-09 | post
general | Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes | odette_river | 2007-04-21 | post

The Last of the Mohicans
the Cliff Scene | Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes | odette_river | 2007-01-21 | post

The Matrix
Neo & Trinity | George Michael - Freedom | aoihikari | 2007-03-06 | post

The Mists of Avalon
Morgaine | Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten | odette_river | 2007-02-27 | post

The Ruby in the Smoke
Sally Lockhart | Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes | pnr | 2007-01-20 | post

Thought Crimes
general | Elton John - Sacrifice | burned_phoenix | 2007-04-06 | post

Voyage of the Dawn Treader
general | David Bowie - Heroes | odette_river | 2007-03-19 | post

X-Men series
General | Saybia - It's OK Love | burned_phoenix | 2007-02-12 | post

X-Men: The Last Stand
Phoenix's last scene | Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes | odette_river | 2007-01-25 | post
Kitty Pryde (Shadowcat) | Queen - It's a hard life | heroesforghosts | 2006-08-25 | post

Music - bands

Alice Nine
Saga | Shawn Mullins - Shimmer | ravenlullaby | 2006-08-25 | post

Dir en Grey
Kyo | Queen - It's a hard life | bubblegumtotchi | 2006-08-30 | post

Malicer Mizer
Közi | 29:92 - Airborn | pnr | 2006-10-03 | post

Ni~ya & Sakito | Saybia - It's OK Love | jibunnohana | 2007-02-16 | post

Music - solo

general | Gloria Gaynor - I Will Survive | morlayne | 2006-10-01 | post

Ivri Lider
General | Paolo Nutini - Loving You | ephaistion85 | 2009-02-17 | post

general | The Corrs - Dreams | mnemosynes_eyes | 2007-07-05 | post


The TV Hall of Fame can be found here.

Video Games

Final Fantasy VIII
Squall Leonhart | Queen - It's a hard life | savifa | 2006-08-15 | post

Silent Hill Origins
general | Tantric - Breakdown | the_disillusion | 2008-06-02 | post

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Comment to this post if you have a song to suggest.
The song has to be in English or have a good English translation.

please use this form when suggesting

alphabetically by artist (first name)

29:92 - Airborn
Audiovent - The Energy
Avenged Sevenfold - Until The End
Bruce Springsteen - Badlands
Bruce Springsteen - Point Blank
Cher - Song for the Lonely
Crossfade - Cold
David Bowie - Heroes
Deathcab for Cutie - Tiny vessels
Delgados - I Fought The Angels
Due le Quartz - Higouhou drug
Elton John - Sacrifice
Evanescence - Bring me to life
Fuel - Innocent
Garbage - You look so fine
George Michael - Freedom
Gloria Gaynor - I will survive
HIM - Killing Loneliness
Jack Off Jill - Strawberry Gashes
Josh Groban - Never Let Go
Josh Groban - Now or Never
Kate Havnevik - Grace
Keyth Lawrence & The Purple Circle - Leaving
Lennon - No One Knows
Linda Ronstadt - Goodbye my friend
Metallica - Nothing Else Matters
Mika - Happy Ending
Mika - Love Today
Muse - Invincible
Muse - Starlight
Muse - Time is running out
My Chemical Romance - To the End
Natasha Bedingfield - Unwritten
Nickelback - Far Away
Nine Inch Nails - Closer]
No Doubt - Don't Speak
Placebo - Sleeping with ghosts
Placebo - Spite & Malice
Paolo Nutini - Loving You
Redemption - Disillusion
REO Speedwagon - Can't Fight This Feeling
Robbie Williams - Angels
Rolling Stones - Shattered
Sacha Sacket - Desire
Sarah McLachlan - Dirty Little Secret
Saybia - It's OK Love
Secondhand Serenade - Maybe
Shawn Mullins - Shimmer
Snow Patrol - Chocolate
Snow Patrol - Open Your Eyes
Sunrise Avenue - Fairytale Gone Bad
Tantric - Breakdown
Tokio Hotel - Scream
The Corrs - Dreams
Three Days Grace - Pain
Tom Waits - It's Over
Queen - It's a hard life
Queen - Too Much Live Will Kill You

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Song of August

there, community is all set up. Time to start!

Month: August
Song: It's a hard life by Queen

This is the song you're challenged to include in your icons.

It's a hard life

I don't want my freedom
There's no reason for living with a broken heart

This is a tricky situation
I've only got myself to blame
It's just a simple fact of life
It can happen to anyone

You win - you lose
It's a chance you have to take with love
Oh yeah - I fell in love
And now you say it's over and I'm fal just for you to ling apart

It's a hard life
To be true lovers together
To love and live forever in each others hearts
It's a long hard fight
To learn to care for each other
To trust in one another right from the start
When you're in love

I try and mend the broken pieces
I try to fight back the tears
They say it's just a state of mind
But it happens to everyone

How it hurts - deep inside
When your love has cut you down to size
Life is tough - on your own
Now I'm waiting for something to fall from the skies
And I'm waiting for love

Yes it's a hard life
Two lovers together
To love and live forever in each others hearts
It's a long hard fight
To learn to care for each other
To trust in one another - right from the start
When you're in love

Yes it's a hard life
In a world that's filled with sorrow
There are people searching for love in every way
It's a long hard fight
But I'll always live for tomorrow
I'll look back on myself and say I did it for love
Yes I did it for love - for love - oh I did it for love

if you want to listen to it, you can download it here:
This should be deleted from your harddrive withtin 24 hours. It's just to give you an idea of the feeling.
We do not want to be deleted, so this is for safety.

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